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It’s rare in the U.S. to come across a nude beach, but two of the best nude beaches in the world are right here in Florida.

Picture this: you arrive at the beach, whether it be Sanibel, Fort Myers, Naples or Bonita, wearing your best bikini, ready to unwind and enjoy hot summer sun. Then you look to your left, and to your right, and see people wearing a little less than you, or nothing at all. It’s a common sight in Europe, but here in the U.S. not so much. However, there are some nude beaches to be found and in fact, two in Florida are among the best in the world.

I feel like a serious hazard for nude sunbathing would be the sun. Sure, your arms, legs and face get exposure day to day, but some parts of us don’t regularly see the sun. It might be a two person job to get to those hard-to-reach areas. Let’s also not forget that sand is, well, sandy. I always say my least favorite part of the beach is the sand. It’s pretty and feels good between your toes, but if you’re in the buff that sand can get to places sand should never go.

A swimwear company called Pour Moi put out its list of the best beaches in the world for nude sunbathing. In Florida, two beaches made the list. Coming in at #20, Playalinda Beach located inside Canaveral National Seashore in Brevard County. Haulover Beach Park in Miami came in at #1. You can see the full list here. The top 5 are below.

Top 10 Beaches for Nude Sunbathing:

  • 5. PLAYA DE LOS MUERTOS – ALMERIA, SPAIN

    Playa de los Muertos is known as the ‘entrance gate’ to Cabo de Gata-Níjar natural park. This park has some of the best nude beaches in Spain.

  • 4. PATARA BEACH – PATARA, TURKEY

    Patara Beach is the longest beach on the Turkish Riviera. Not only great for sunbathing, this beach also offers horseback riding and surfing.

  • 3. RED BEACH – SANTORINI, GREECE

    Red Beach gets its name from the red lava rocks. They make for great scenery and also offer a cover while nude sunbathing. 

     

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  • 2. PRAIA DE TAMBABA – JOAO PESSOA, BRAZIL

    Praia de Tambaba is a clothing optional beach. The gorgeous water and soft, white sand make for a great setting for sunbathing. 

  • 1. HAULOVER BEACH PARK – MIAMI

    Haulover Beach Park in Miami takes the top spot. It’s a hot spot year-round in South Florida and if you want to bring the family, there are designated spots for those looking to sunbathe nude.

    Haulover Beach in Miami

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